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Nakagami “surprised” by Marquez’s “extra side grip”

Takaaki Nakagami says he was “surprised” to be overtaken as easily as he was by factory Honda man Alex Marquez during the early stages of the Aragon Grand Prix. Having held his seventh-place starting spot off the start and over the opening laps, the LCR satellite Honda racer was quickly caught by Marquez. The Spaniard then caught out Nakagami at the final turn after only a handful of laps by driving clean up the inside of him, despite the fact he was still “pushing” through the corner. While Marquez went on to mount a victory bid-ultimately finishing second to Suzuki’s Alex Rins-Nakagami was forced to settle for fifth by the end, helped by one of his customary late charges that...
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